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ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads
ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads

ICC World T20 trophyThe 2016 World T20 is just around the corner and the teams are announced their squads to take part in the tournament. This year’s edition is scheduled to take place in India from March 8 to April 3.This year’s tournament features 16 teams out of which 10 will play in the main round. Out of those ten teams, the top two teams from each qualifying group will join the top 8 teams in the main round.There are some big na

Feb 11 2016
Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL
Chris Gayle and Shane Watson resolve differences ahead of IPL

Gayle and Watson buried their differences by posting this photo on social mediaAustralian all-rounder Shane Watson and West Indian big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle appear to have buried their long-running dispute before playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore later this year.The duo will be playing for the same team in IPL this season after Watson was picked up for Rs 9.5 crore by the Bangalore-based franchi

Feb 10 2016
Australia's Khawaja grabs Zampa's butt during pre-match national anthem
Australia's Khawaja grabs Zampa's butt during pre-match national anthem

Umm... https://t.co/9LJV9dC5ZT— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) February 10, 2016Video footage emerged on Wednesday showing Australia batsman Usman Khawaja becoming touchy-feely and progressively moving his hand down to teammate Adam Zampa's buttocks before the second One-Day match against New Zealand last week.It happened when the teams stood with arms linked during the national anthems, presumably to test the debutant's composure, an

Feb 10 2016
Shane Watson feels India will be tough to beat in the T20 World Cup
Shane Watson feels India will be tough to beat in the T20 World Cup

India have dominated Australia in last month's T20 series.Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that hosts India will be the biggest threat to his team in the World T20 which is scheduled to start on March 9.Watson, who has had extensive experience of playing in the sub-continent thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that India have the firepower to go the distance on their home turf. Australia are scheduled to take on th

Feb 10 2016
Brendon McCullum's top career highlights in pictures
Brendon McCullum's top career highlights in pictures

Brendon McCullum will go down in the history books as one of the most prolific New Zealand cricketers to ever play the game. That was never in question as he went about shaping his legacy. But along the way he carved his name among the greatest cricketers of all time with some of his outstanding records. New Zealand has been in the shadow of Australia, literally and figuratively, for ages. Watching Brendon McCullum go about his business, you wou

Australia needs to win against New Zealand to finish as No. 1 ranked Test side
Australia needs to win against New Zealand to finish as No. 1 ranked Test side

Brendon McCullum would play his last international series when NZ take on Australia in a two-match Test series.Second-ranked Australia goes head to head with New Zealand in a two-Test series in Wellington on Friday aware that they have to win the series to seal the number-one Test spot on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings table at the annual cut-off date.The annual cut-off date is 1 April, but since this is the final T

Feb 10 2016
Steve Waugh lets Shane Warne's personal attack go 'through to the keeper'
Steve Waugh lets Shane Warne's personal attack go 'through to the keeper'

Shane Warne and Steve Waugh during their playing daysSteve Waugh has given the perfect reaction to the stinging attack on him launched by his former deputy in the Australian team, Shane Warne. Warne, who is participating in a reality television show called ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here’, said on the show that he did not like the Australian captain for a variety of reasons, and that he was the most selfish player he had pl

Feb 10 2016
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement

A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha

Feb 9 2016
Difference of opinion between Steven Smith and Brendon McCullum over Marsh's
Difference of opinion between Steven Smith and Brendon McCullum over Marsh's "mob rule" dismissal

Both the captains had different opinions over Marsh’s strange dismissal saga in the third ODI in Hamilton.Australian skipper Steven Smith remained riled over Mitchell Marsh’s controversial dismissal in the final ODI against New Zealand in Hamilton which the Australian media dubbed as a “mob rule” dismissal. Smith however assured that this fallout would not spill over to the upcoming Test series against the same opposition.

Feb 9 2016
Shane Warne launches incredible rant against former captain Steve Waugh
Shane Warne launches incredible rant against former captain Steve Waugh

Shane Warne hits out at his former teammate and captain Steve WaughShane Warne played under the leadership of Steve Waugh in arguably the most dominant Test side the game has even seen. Warne was Waugh’s most trusted spin deputy at that time but both had a troubled relationship with each other.When the spin legend talked about his former captain in an on-air TV program, his long-standing feud with Steve Waugh was out in the open once again.

Feb 9 2016
Australia announce squad for World T20, Steve Smith replaces Aaron Finch as captain
Australia announce squad for World T20, Steve Smith replaces Aaron Finch as captain

Australia's Steve Smith watches the ball after he hit it for a six during their One Day International cricket match against India in Perth January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Bill HattoMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia's captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by Test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20.Opener Finch, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, was n

Feb 9 2016
MS Dhoni says it is not proper to select Test or ODI team based on IPL performance
MS Dhoni says it is not proper to select Test or ODI team based on IPL performance

Dhoni lauded the IPL for giving the youngsters a platform to express their talent. India’s skipper in ODIs and T20Is, MS Dhoni said that even though IPL was a tournament that allowed youngsters to showcase their talent, choosing players for the Test and ODI side based on their performances in the lucrative T20 league “wouldn’t be right”, Times of India reports. Mumbai Indians youngsters Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik

Feb 8 2016
Glenn Maxwell with an epic reply after fan tries to troll him on Twitter
Glenn Maxwell with an epic reply after fan tries to troll him on Twitter

Maxwell had a torrid time against New ZealandA couple of weeks ago, Glenn Maxwell was crowned Australia’s ODI Player of the Year, a year after he won the T20 cricketer of the year. But his performances since then haven't been up to the same standards.In the Chappell-Hadlee trophy against New Zealand, Maxwell struggled as he got two ducks in three matches. He finished the series with six runs and an average of just 2. As Australia lost t

Feb 8 2016
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring

From AB de Villiers’ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greig’s ‘Grovel’ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways. 

Feb 8 2016
Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal: Hamilton crowd boos Steven Smith
Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal: Hamilton crowd boos Steven Smith

Mitchell Marsh’s strange dismissal saga. New Zealand beat Australia in the third ODI in Hamilton to seal the Chappell-Hadlee ODI Trophy. In the series decider, the Blackcaps defeated the Aussies by 55 runs in their captain Brendon McCullum’s final ODI. But this match also set fire to a controversy over a decision by umpire Ian Gould. In the post-match press conference, Australian captain Steven Smith was booed by the Seddon Park

Feb 8 2016
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